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How does birth weight affect long-term mortality risk in men and women?

How does birth weight affect long-term mortality risk in men and women?

The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis describes how fetal growth affects long-term adult health. In recent years, epidemiological studies have identified many factors affecting fetal growth, which in turn contribute to individual differences in the pathogenesis of the disease later in life. Experimental studies have also provided significant evidence that an abnormal …

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Why supportive care is critical to cancer treatment

After receiving a cancer diagnosis, it’s important to consider certain aspects of your treatment that go beyond finding the right treatment. Cancer and its treatment can produce physical symptoms and side effects, and result in negative emotional, physical, and social impacts. (Getty Images) Supportive nursing disciplines can help minimize these symptoms and the stress of …

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Memory Health CEO shares approach to fight Alzheimer’s disease

As part of his company’s effort to develop a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, Edward Shehab, CEO of Memory Health, believes prevention is the best approach. In response to emailed questions, Shehab spoke about the company’s strategy for developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and the company’s prospects. Why did you start this company?I watched a lifetime …

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